Friday, June 22, 2018

Late afternoon, over at our public art installation“Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.” inside Seward Park located at Essex Street at East Broadway, Lower East Side, NYC.

We will be having an official opening celebration on Saturday, July 14th at 1pm. We will be speaking about our #storefront sculptural art installation and the inspiration behind it. We hope all of our friends, followers, community neighbors and @kickstarter backers will be able to attend so we can celebrate together. We hope that our installation acts an artistic intervention to help raise awareness of the importance of mom-and-pop shops to the fabric of the community.


Hudson. Our public art installation inside Seward Park at Essex Street at East Broadway, “Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.” is now on view and open to the public.

We will be having an official opening celebration 🎉 on Saturday, July 14th at 1pm. We will be speaking about our #storefront sculptural art installation and the inspiration behind it. We hope all of our friends, followers, community neighbors and @kickstarter backers will be able to attend so we can celebrate together. We hope that our installation acts an artistic intervention to help raise awareness of the importance of mom-and-pop shops to the fabric of the community.


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Morning over at “Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S", Seward Park, Lower East Side, NYC.

We are excited to share the news that we completely finished our art installation inside Seward Park today and it is on view for everyone to see. This would not have been possible without your support! 

We will be having an opening celebration 🎉 at Seward Park on Saturday, July 14th at 1pm. We will be speaking to everyone about the installation and the inspiration behind it. 

Please let us know if you plan to attend and would like your rewards for your donation handed to you personally at the installation instead of us mailing them to you. We will also be sending a reward survey to everyone so we can obtain your email and mailing address if you need your rewards mailed to you. 

Thank you again for your generous support!




Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Mario of Unique Copy Center and Unique Visuals NY in action at Seward Park, NYC, yesterday..

Thank you Fernando and the entire team at Unique Copy Center and Unique Visuals NY for their expertise, professionalism and guidance throughtout the planning and installation. We couldn't have done it without them! Fernando gave us invaluable advice on how to print our near life-size #momandpopsles storefront photos but also fabricated and gorgeously printed them on aluminum dibond panels and coordinated their professional installation.

It is especially fitting that Unique Visuals NY did this work for us because they are a small independent business located in Greenwich Village and thereby not only are we helping raise awareness of mom-and-pop stores but also giving back by supporting a local small businesses.

Unique Copy Center and Unique Visuals NY is at 252 Greene Street New York, NYhttp://www.uniquecopycenter.com/

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

K & Hudson over at “Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S" in Seward Park, Lower East Side, NYC, just now...

Thank you UNIQLO USA​, Unique Copy Center and Unique Visuals NY​, Michael V. Ursone​, Jen Parra​, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation​, Daredevil Tattoo​, Veniero's​, The Lo-Down NY​, Bedford + Bowery​, Bowery Boogie​, E.V. Grieve​, @schamespaints, @kyungmi, @john, Untapped Cities​, & 6sqft​



Thank you Bowery Boogie!

LINK: https://www.boweryboogie.com/2018/06/mom-pop-art-installation-underway-in-seward-park/

"Husband-wife chroniclers of New York City storefronts, James & Karla Murray, have begun construction on the new outdoor exhibit for Seward Park that pays homage to disappearing mom-and-pop shops."




Hudson. Building fun over at the “Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.” installation, Seward park, Lower East Side, NYC

Despite the extreme heat (91 degrees) and high humidity today, along with 2 friends, John and Kyungmi, we managed to build our entire wood frame so we are all set for the dibond photo panels printed by Unique Copy Center and Unique Visuals NY to be installed tomorrow.

We would love for you to help spread the word about supporting the Kickstarter campaign we created: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1581279891/mom-and-pops-of-the-les-public-art-installation

Our Kickstarter campaign has only 9 hours left and we hope to raise some additional funds (besides the grant money we received from NYC Parks/Uniqlo) to help us cover the high costs of materials, fabrication, installation and general liability insurance for the storefront sculpture. With any additional funds we raise past our Kickstarter goal, we can plan on achieving our longer-term goal for the "Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S." installation, which is to find a new home for the storefront sculpture after its exhibition period inside Seward Park has ended in June 2019. We hope that the installation will be able to continue to act as an artistic intervention to help raise awareness of the importance of small mom-and-pop stores to the fabric and character of their community.